Netflix’s BioShock Movie Lines Up The Hunger Games Director

Netflix’s BioShock Movie Lines Up The Hunger Games Director

The BioShock The film languished in development hell for over a decade before Netflix secured the rights earlier this year. Now, the hit video game franchise has lined up a new director. Via Deadline, Francis Lawrence has been signed to direct BioShock From a screenplay by Michael Green.

Lawrence is best known for directing four of the five hunger games movies. Starting with Hunger Games – Catching Fire in 2013, Lawrence stayed with the franchise for Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2. He’s also directing the upcoming prequel movie, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Netflix previously hired Lawrence to direct Slumberlandan upcoming film based on the Little Nemo Comic. His other credits also include the 2003 Constantine movie and I’m a legend.

Deadline notes that since Lawrence is filming The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpentsthe plan is for Green to work on the script now so Lawrence can move into pre-production as soon as he’s free.

The BioShock The game was released in 2007 by 2K Games. As envisioned by Ken Levine and the developers at Irrational Games, it took place in an alternate 1960s timeline that mixed elements from the past and the future. In this world, the unnamed protagonist was drawn to Rapture, an underwater city overrun by mutated and insane humans. This setting was held for BioShock 2 in 2010. However, in 2013 Bioshock Infinite shook up the franchise by traveling back in time to 1912 and setting the action in a steampunk-inspired floating city called Columbia.

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